ricodaoren Jun 30, 2013 @ 4:55pm
Ubuntu 12.04 graphics card drivers for NVIDIA.
I have 12.04 64 bit installed on my recently built PC and I am trying to find the best performance while having a stable driver for my video card. I have the ''NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver experimental beta version 310'' being used currently. It performs well but, you can notice rare times of 1 or 2 second lags that doesn't really bother me, it is just annoying when it happens in Team Fortress 2 on certain servers and other games. I check the video drivers on the Steam client for new updates, but it tells me I have the latest installed already. I looked at 13.04 and the drivers for it are newer and more up to date. What are my options for the driver for my video card and how would i install it?
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Nicolaus Cockernicus Jul 6, 2013 @ 2:28pm 
1. Uninstall current drivers

2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

3. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y nvidia-325
googenhamer Feb 6, 2014 @ 8:39pm 
hope this is what i needed invalid operation install-y what does that mean
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Feb 7, 2014 @ 1:14am 
Originally posted by googenhamer:
hope this is what i needed invalid operation install-y what does that mean
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/en/man8/apt-get.8.html
You need put space between "install" and "-y".
OldeFartz [Linux] Nov 7, 2014 @ 5:26pm 
What video card do you have?

I have been running Steam in 64-bit 12.04 since Jan 2013 w/GTX 550 Ti. At that time they recommended experimental drivers and this is what that currently includes from normal repositories:

efflandt@xps8100-1204:~$ dpkg-query -l nvidia* | grep ii
ii nvidia-319-updates 331.38-0ubuntu0.0.1 Transitional package for nvidia-331-updates
ii nvidia-331-updates 331.38-0ubuntu0.0.1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44.2 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
ii nvidia-experimental-310 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 Transitional package for nvidia-experimental-310
ii nvidia-settings 331.20-0ubuntu0.0.1 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii nvidia-settings-319-updates 331.20-0ubuntu0.0.1 Transitional package for nvidia-settings

I don't think the occasional sudden TF2 server lag (or rare rubber banding) has any thing to do with video drivers.
Nick Apr 3 @ 6:39am 
Hello, helped me this link, might help you too: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/jockey-gtk/
Pocket Apr 15 @ 7:56pm 
Why are people still responding to this? There hasn't been any reply from the OP in literally years; they probably upgraded to 14.04 by now and unsubscribed from the thread.
LOLCAT Apr 15 @ 9:15pm 
Originally posted by Pocket:
Why are people still responding to this? There hasn't been any reply from the OP in literally years; they probably upgraded to 14.04 by now and unsubscribed from the thread.
Badge spam. At least it's not lol or xoxo...
Pocket Apr 15 @ 11:37pm 
Nah, it can't be that. If they're intelligent enough to leave a response made of real words that mean something, they're capable of finding one thread, somewhere in the community discussions, that they can make an actually relevant contribution to.
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